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Лидер (2001)

Nayak: The Real Hero (original title)
A man accepts a challenge by the chief minister of Maharashtra to run the state for one day, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue.

Director:

S. Shankar

Writers:

Anurag Kashyap (dialogue), S. Shankar (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anil Kapoor ... Shivaji Rao Gaekwad
Rani Mukerji ... Manjari
Amrish Puri ... Balraj Chauhan (Chief Minister)
Johnny Lever ... Topi
Pooja Batra ... Laila
Sushmita Sen ... Special Appearance
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mukesh Ahuja Mukesh Ahuja
Babu Antony ... Sniper
Rana Jung Bahadur ... Balraj Chauhan's support
Neha Bam ... Mrs. Balraj Chauhan
Ravindra Berde ... Balraj Chauhan's party supporter
Ekta Jain ... Q TV Staff
Kanal Kannan Kanal Kannan ... Auto driver
Khyati Keshwani ... Girls who calls Shivaji to complain about molestation in college campus
Razak Khan
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Storyline

Employed as a camera-man at a popular television station QTV; Shivaji Rao Gaekwad work his way up and is eventually promoted as a reporter. One of his job involve interviewing the Chief Minister Balraj Chauhan. During the course of the interview he brings to light the true facts of Chauhan to the general public. Agrivated at this Chauhan decides that he will challenge him to become the Chief Minister for a day which he accepts. During his tenure Shivaji attempts to make the wrong right by punishing dishonest people while at the same time ensure that the masses get what they aspire for. But when his life return to normal he will find that nothing is the same anymore as he and his loved ones are made targets by Chauhan's goons this pushes Shivaji to enter politics and eventually elect as the Chief Minister - a Chief Minister who wants to continue the remaining of his day's work. Written by gavin (racktoo@hotmail.com)

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Taglines:

Fight the power

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

7 September 2001 (India) See more »

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Лидер See more »

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Sri Surya Films See more »
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Trivia

Rakesh Roshan gave the Muhurat shot of the film.On 15 July 2000. See more »

Goofs

The final closing scene is supposed to show Mumbai being transformed into a modern city. While the first frame shows the Dharavi slums of Mumbai, the next morphed frame shows an existing American city. To add to this, the helicopter shown has an American registration. See more »

Connections

Remake of Mudhalvan (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Saiyyan
Written by Anand Bakshi
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Performed by Hans Raj Hans and Sunidhi Chauhan
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Inspirational
27 September 2001 | by anagarwalSee all my reviews

The director has done a good job with this movie. It is thought-provoking and inspirational. The plot is along the lines of "What if I were the President or the Prime Minister of the country for a day" essays that we have all written in our school days. Not only does it expose corruption in various aspects of life (which is not really new) but it also offers genuine solutions in tackling those problems. There are enough twists in the plot to keep you glued to your seat. I was disappointed with Rani Mukherjee's role which is insignificant and restricted to singing songs with the "Hero". Unfortunately, the songs aren't great. If I could edit the movie to delete the songs and the long fights, I would. But overall, if it inspires even one good soul to enter politics, that would be great. Three cheers to the director!


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